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Poster: Eyke Date: Feb 5, 2004 4:37am
Forum: movies Subject: large MPEG1 file

Good day:

I've used the music archive from time to time. Decided to look at moving images. Question I have is this:

I found a concert film clocking in at over 700MB. It's in MPEG1. How does one fit onto a CD or will only DVD work? I don't have a DVD burner at the moment.

OH....I guess I could convert to Divx, but then I'm relecated to PC only viewing. I can view VCD on my DVD player.

Thanks,
Eyke

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Poster: raygun31 Date: Mar 1, 2004 10:15am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

They do make CD-Rs greater than 700mb but there is a small chance of doing permanent damage to your burner when making the disc.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffGrooveTV Date: Feb 5, 2004 8:35am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

751MB MPEG file? The nerve!

Sounds like you're checking out GrooveTV - Dark Star Orchestra. I produced that video, and yep, it's longer than the other GrooveTVs.

As others mentioned, it WILL fit on a single CD-R if burned in VideoCD format. Added bonus: it should play on your DVD player. Check www.vcdhelp.com to find software that will burn a VideoCD (if you don't already have it). Personally I use Nero, which has a free 30-day eval at www.nero.com

Usually GrooveTV is only an hour long, so there's no problem fitting it on a single CD as a data file. I made an hour long version that was cablecast locally. But it meant cutting "Terrapin Station".

So I decided to make this episode longer. A bit of a pain for some... but we get the Terrapin!

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Poster: Eyke Date: Feb 5, 2004 10:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

Thinking about this on the ride home yesterday. Audio CDs run over the 650MB data barrier, so VCDs shouldn't have to be under 650MB to fit.

Yeah, it happens to be the DSO that I saw and I did see most vids run under 1 hour.

AFA VCDs playing in DVD machines, yeah I knew that. I have Nero at home, so maybe I'll have to grab DSO and give it a shot.

Thanks for the reply and for the concert footage.

Cheers!
Eyke

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Feb 5, 2004 4:54am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

Most newish CD recording applications (nero, easy cd creator) can make VCDs from appropriately formatted MPEG1 files.

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Poster: Eyke Date: Feb 5, 2004 5:01am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

Creating the VCD isn't a problem, it's fitting 751MB on a standard CD. I think they come in 800MB, but typically 650 or 700.

Or, does creating the VCD allows you to fit this onto a std CD.

Thanks,
Eyke

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Poster: -FP- Date: Feb 5, 2004 7:13am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: large MPEG1 file

A VCD will accept an MPEG file much larger than the capacity of a blank CD would lead one to believe. It has something to do with the VCD format making use of space normally reserved for redundant safety and file system data, but I forget the specifics. I've burned VCDs from MPEGs between 700 and 800 megs in size.